Those who endured Williams’s recent X Factor performance need not fear: this brassy sequel to 2001’s big-band LP Swing When You’re Winning, is actually rather listenable. Not to say it’s great: he’s a karaoke kind of crooner and some of the covers here – such as “I Wanna Be Like You” with Olly Murs – should have remained the preserve of some celebrity charity ball.
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Sunday 17 November 2013
Shepp’s latest release is a great 40th anniversary recreation of his famous 1972 live album Attica Blues, a black-consciousness riposte to the four-day riot at Attica prison – sparked by the death, in 1971, of the Black Panther George Jackson – which left 43 people dead.
Thursday 03 October 2013
Mihaloliakos was detained in the early hours of this morning after appearing before magistrates in a six hour overnight testimony
Thursday 19 September 2013
Golden Dawn party denies a part in the murder of anti-fascist campaigner
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Man admits to killing leftist hip-hop artist in the name of far-right party Golden Dawn
Friday 29 March 2013
Highly-rated midfielder fears he has 'put an end to his career'
German football coach Otto Rehhagel will lead
'charm offensive' to restore Berlin's image in Greece and Cyprus
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Otto Rehhagel, the German football coach who led Greece to victory in the 2004 European Championships was unmasked as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s latest weapon in a campaign to restore Berlin’s tattered image in Greece and Cyprus.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Famous film trade mag Variety is adapting for the web by killing off its daily print edition in favour of a once-a-week edition and removing its online paywall. In its honour here are some of its best inside-Hollywood lexicographical inventions (dubbed slanguage):
Monday 25 February 2013
Panagiotis Vlastos attempted to break out of prison using a chartered helicopter full of heavily armed men
Friday 09 November 2012
The next tranche of bailout cash cannot be released next week, even though the Greek parliament narrowly backed more unpopular austerity measures yesterday.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Crowds burn swastikas and throw rocks at officers in Athens as they blame Germany for austerity crisis
Wednesday 15 February 2012
The meeting of eurozone finance ministers that was meant to approve the bailout that Greece needs to avoid defaulting on its debts was called off last night.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile